A Hole in One (2005)

Hole in One
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 37mins.
Genres Comedy, Romantic Comedy, Period
Keywords 1950s, love triangle, medical
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Bill Fleming Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Stephen Trask Original Score n/a 120839 8000001
Susan Graef Editor n/a 172 7000001
Stephen Kazmierski Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Graham Caswell Art Director n/a 183 9000002
Alexa L. Fogel Casting n/a 179 10000001
Doug Johnston Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Jeanie Kimber Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Jane Lew Casting n/a 179 10000003
Mercedes Kelso Casting n/a 179 10000002
John Board Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Richard Ledes Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Jonathan Watton Actor Bobby 1 1000005
Louis Zorich Actor Sammy 1 1000004
Tim Guinee Actor Dr. Tom Franklin 1 1000003
Meat Loaf Actor Billy 1 1000002
Bill Raymond Actor Dr. Harold Ashton 1 1000006
Wendell Pierce Actor Dan 1 1000007
Alexa L. Fogel Producer n/a 3 3000002
Joseph Infantolino Producer n/a 3 3000001
Richard Ledes Director n/a 2 2000001
Merritt Wever Actor Betty 1 1000008
Michelle Williams Actor Anna Watson 1 1000001
Synopsis
In small-town America circa 1953, Anna is a young woman whose desire for mental health leads her to covet its latest fashion--transorbital lobotomy--the way some women covet the newest designer shoes. Her motivations are many. Raised in an archetypal cold-war family, Anna is haunted by her family's treatment of her brother as invisible when he returns "shell-shocked" from World War II and then by his sudden, unexpected death. Raised in a pre-feminist era where women are not expected to think for themselves, Anna is scooped by Billy, a small time gangster, when she is just barely old enough to be considered a woman. Billy guards his prize with insane jealousy. But when Anna witnesses Billy brutally murder her friend, a kindly nightclub owner, and she is prohibited by her family from attending her brother's funeral, Anna looks for a way to relieve her pain, yearning for fulfillment, clarity and calm as madness flickers around the edges of her life. She thinks she finds a panacea in the pages of Life Magazine and in sensational newspaper headlines, announcing the latest techniques in brain surgery. In the meantime, Dr. Harold Ashton, a renowned Neurologist, has come to town and become something of a local celebrity as her performs the new transorbital lobotomy on adolescents, alcoholics, veterans and other troubled types. Eventually, Anna is caught between Billy and Tom, a sympathetic Korean War vet on Billy's payroll. Anna meets Tom on the day she is to see Dr. Ashton and get her head fixed, but will it be too late? Will it be possible for Anna to ever be truly happy?